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Conversations

Conversations is sometimes serious and sometimes humorous, but always informative. Host Dan Skinner shares interviews with writers about recent works of fiction and non-fiction, featuring internationally known best-selling authors as well as new voices in literature. Conversations also shares updates on the area art scene through discussions about upcoming performances and exhibits.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 06:00

You've seen the Van Go art benches around town, but the Van Go programs encompass much more. On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Lynne Green, the founder and Executive Director of Van Go. Green talks about the history of the organization, the services they offer to young people in Douglas County, and yes, we'll talk about those beautiful benches as well.


Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Audrey Coleman about the Robert J. Dole Archive and Special Collections at KU. Coleman is the Senior Archivist and an Assistant Director of the Dole Institute of Politics. We discuss the exhibits about the life and service of Bob Dole that are on display in the main hall, plus the wealth of archival documents and other objects that can be found in the archive.


Mon, 07/31/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Steve Burk, Music Director for Grace Cathedral in Topeka, joins me to talk about the upcoming season of concerts for the Great Spaces Music & Arts Series. http://www.greatspaces.org/index.htm


Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:00

Jim Ogle is the Executive Director of the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. On this edition of Conversations, Jim Ogle joins us to talk about the mission of the organization, visiting the historic sites in the National Heritage Area, and why it is important to preserve our history.


Mon, 07/17/2017 - 06:00

The Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas serves both the University and the public as a center for learning more about our world. Leonard "Kris" Krishtalka is the director of the Institute of Biodiversity Institute and the Natural History Museum. On this edition of Conversations, he joins us to talk about the museum and what you’ll find there.


Mon, 07/10/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Porter Arneill, the Director of Arts & Culture for the City of Lawrence. His office works to enhance coordination of arts and cultural activities and initiatives in the community.


Mon, 07/03/2017 - 06:00

Saralyn Reece Hardy is the Marilyn Stokstad Director of the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas.

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Steve Burke, Music Director for Grace Cathedral in Topeka, joins me to talk about the Great Spaces Music and Arts series. He discusses the history of the series, the great acoustical properties of the cathedral and how performers are chosen for the series.


Mon, 06/19/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, I talk about the Lawrence Arts Center with Kimberly Williams, Executive Director, and Sarah Bishop, the Chief Communications Officer.


Mon, 06/12/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Steve Nowak, Executive Director of the Watkins Museum of History joins me to discuss th

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